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Seeking advice on selecting a NAS device

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Thread Starter 
I have a mediasonic 8 bay USB mass storage unit with 5 hard drives of 2 TB each, containing my movie collection, stored as .ISO files.

I want to be able to access those .ISO files, via my Boxee media player and my Micca media player. I want to be able to access those files on my Windows 7 computer.

All are on the same network.

I want to buy a NAS device.

I have already tried these three devices:

1. D-Link ShareCenter Cloud Storage 2000 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage (DNS-327L)

2. Synology DiskStation 1-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS112j

3. Qnap TS-212-US 2-Bay USB 2.0 NAS Server

1. D-Link - Had trouble talking to my windows 7 computer.

2. synology kept going off line once or twice a day..

3. qnap said "exceeded USB drive limit" and could see only 3 of my 5 drives.

Can someone suggest a NAS device for my application?

Thanks.
post #2 of 5
Synology, QNap, or DIY UnRaid, FlexRaid, ect.
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Personally, if I wanted to keep using USB I won't go the NAS route. To a large degree it's defeating the very reasons to use one... simply setup a DLNA server or network share on the PC.

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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Personally, if I wanted to keep using USB I won't go the NAS route. To a large degree it's defeating the very reasons to use one... simply setup a DLNA server or network share on the PC.

Yes, definitely do not go the DLNA route. DLNA is very limited with audio / video formats. I would say it is a waste of time to use a server / NAS for DLNA.
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I just realized that I could use my boxee to share the usb connected media bay with 5 drives over my network.
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